Home Ethereum The Human Tales of Ethereum – Meet the Subsequent Billion Fellows Cohort 3

The Human Tales of Ethereum – Meet the Subsequent Billion Fellows Cohort 3

The Human Tales of Ethereum – Meet the Subsequent Billion Fellows Cohort 3


As we have a look at our world, it appears that evidently particular person people are more and more on the perimeters and within the margins of the massive tales that play out on our scrolling screens. The narratives that captivate and resonate with bizarre of us appear to exist at a scale past the attain of any considered one of us — These large tales about economies, nations, and firms weave a story that may appear dire at occasions, or too large for a person human to alter in a significant means. However this isn’t the true narrative of the world, neither is it the correct method to perceive our personal potential as people.

Many who learn this weblog are inclined to consider that the Ethereum protocol will play a job (possibly even a significant one) in that large narrative within the sky. If this is so, then we should always ask ourselves: Who’re the characters in our story?

We search to know Ethereum by means of the lens of the person people that use it as a protocol for coordination. By looking for out the context and nuance of human tales, we are able to higher orient ourselves towards a collective imaginative and prescient of the long run, and higher put together ourselves to enact it.

At present, we would wish to introduce 5 people with tales to inform, who can be beginning their Subsequent Billion Fellowship on the Ethereum Basis. These people are extremely certified, however signify solely a small slice of the succesful individuals on the market working to resolve a few of humanity’s deepest coordination issues. We hope that their tales can function each a mirrored image of the true character of the Ethereum community-at-large, and an inspiration for a way this open protocol may but positively impression the lives of billions.

Fellows Cohort #3


Brian Limiardi builds for monetary inclusion in Indonesia as co-founder of Copra Finance. Whereas entry to non-public loans is accessible by means of banks, there are lots of contexts by which the one method to get a mortgage for enterprise is thru casual lenders (learn: mortgage sharks). For people that select to work and bill in cryptocurrency, entry to even easy legacy monetary instruments like private or small enterprise loans might be an impediment. For his Fellowship, Brian will give attention to researching the wants and realities of the rising demographic of staff and small companies who use crypto as a major technique of invoicing and bookkeeping.


Devansh Mehta, co-founder of VoiceDeck, is inquisitive about mapping out public good impression house. Influence methodologies and markets for environmental use instances are well-documented mechanisms, however typically ‘impression’ wanders into extra subjective territory: Investigative journalism, for instance, is undoubtedly a public good. How can the true work of journalists be documented and valued in a means that matches into the correct funding mechanism? Devansh will work with citizen journalism newsrooms to discover methodologies of impression documentation utilizing the hypercerts normal, with an goal to discover a good mechanism of retroactive funding for constructive social outcomes.


Masahiro “Masa” Fukuhara needs to unfold the spirit of ONGAESHI, (恩返し, “To return a favor”) on the planet of schooling. ONGAESHI DAO is exploring mechanisms of retroactive solidarity funds in schooling and employment. For his Fellowship, Masa and different ONGAESHI DAO crew members will study from pilot packages by which contributors to the general public good of schooling like funders and academics are rewarded when companies rent their college students.


Mulenga Kapwepwe is co-founder of the Girls’s Historical past Museum of Zambia. There are a lot of African artifacts in museums all over the world, however hardly ever do these objects have a tangible connection to the individuals and communities who created them. For her Fellowship, Mulenga is working with the Zambian web3 group to create a tokenized artifact registry, experimenting with museum income sharing for group documentation of artwork, customs, and crafting methodologies nonetheless practiced by the descendants of these objects on show in museums all over the world. Even when the objects gained’t return to their locations of origin within the close to future, it’s a small step towards bridging a spot of possession that spans centuries.


Valeriia “Ria” Panina is a consumer expertise specialist and an advisor to the Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation. The warfare in Ukraine has proven that ingenuity and tenacity in human coordination is crucial. When understanding the potential of protocols like Ethereum to be helpful in such a time, pragmatism is sensible. Throughout her Fellowship, Ria will analysis the true drivers and blockers of adoption of cryptocurrencies and different decentralized functions for bizarre customers to map emergent use instances and behaviors in Ukraine.

(dev)Join with Fellows

Over the following six months, every fellow will drive ahead a small mission that works towards bigger aims of their story. Fellowship tales can be printed over the course of 2023 on this weblog, however there are extra alternatives to fulfill and find out about their initiatives. Should you, pricey reader, are inquisitive about studying concerning the fellows and their initiatives, think about attending devconnect in Istanbul and specifically the Subsequent Billion World Café occasion, and join with us in particular person!

To the various candidates to the Subsequent Billion Fellowship cohort 3 not chosen, we thanks for sharing your story with us, and are glad to know that you simply’re on the market tinkering, constructing, researching, and creating the way forward for human coordination.

Signal as much as updates concerning the Subsequent Billion Fellowship right here!



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here